July 26th IAA Members Meeting – Pouran Lashini demo on the Persian Garden

At the July IAA Members Meeting on Tuesday, July 26th, the artist Pouran Lashini will make a presentation on Persian art techniques. She will give a demonstration using one of the traditional Persian art themes: the miniature art of the Persian garden. The Twilight: Middle Eastern Art Exhibit will also be on display – a fabulous display of traditional and contemporary art styles.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Business meeting and announcements start at 7:00 pm, followed by the art demonstration. Visitors are welcome. Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061

Note: Each month members should bring one of their recent artworks by 6:45 p.m. to participate in the “Artist of the Month” competition. The winning artist is awarded a prize and artwork is displayed in the Gallery until the next monthly meeting.

Art Materials table: We’re reviving another custom — there will be a bargain table of art supplies and books for artists. Please donate $5, $10 or $15, etc. to IAA.

As always all gatherings are better with food! Please bring a snack to share (optional).

About the Artist: Pouran Lashini

“I was born in Tehran, Iran. My rich cultural heritage has strongly influenced my artworks and aesthetic values. I studied Persian miniatures and illustration for many years with great mastery in Iranian artwork, and I relish the spiritual connectedness that I found in this form of art.

“Artworks to me represent divine beauty as a visual language that everyone can relate to. Colors are such an intuitive and fascinating process, as they rely solely on their surroundings to define them. I find colors to be a conversation and, in some pieces, speaking through objects and forms in my imagery.” — Pouran